Short Biography of The Wright brothers

The Wright brothers, Orville (1871-1948) and Wilbur (1867-1912), were American inventors and aviation pioneers. They are best known for designing and building the first successful powered airplane, which they flew for the first time on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

The Wright brothers grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and had a strong interest in mechanics and engineering from a young age. They began experimenting with gliders in the 1890s, and in 1899, they built their first powered aircraft, which they called the "Flyer." However, their early attempts at powered flight were not successful, and they spent several years experimenting and modifying their design.

In 1903, they made several flights at Kitty Hawk with their improved "Flyer" design, including the first successful powered flight, which lasted 12 seconds and covered a distance of 120 feet. Over the next few years, they continued to improve their design and make longer and longer flights.

The Wright brothers' successful powered flight marked the beginning of the aviation age, and their work was quickly recognized and celebrated around the world. They established the Wright Company in 1909, which manufactured and sold airplanes, and they continued to make advancements in aircraft design and manufacturing.

Orville and Wilbur were inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio, in 1963 and the brothers were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009.

The Wright Brothers' contribution to the field of aviation was immense and their impact on the history of technology is still felt today. Their contributions to aeronautics, design and manufacturing methods and management techniques have opened the way for the development of the aviation industry as we know it today.